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Poster: vapors Date: Jan 15, 2011 2:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 10 reasons for sticking to the early era...

Here’s five:

1. the mysteries, and the delightful satisfaction of having one solved.

2. following the progression of Dark Star from a short single to a multi-layered opus (or to quote LiA, “…how, over the course of 1968, this song would transform into an improvisational odyssey of its own, a psychedelic ship that could take audiences on infinite voyages.)

3. raw, energetic and powerful explorations in melody, counterpoint and meter.

4. the development of original songs, and the bounty of Hunter/Garcia compositions.

5. The passion and familiarity that knowledgeable forum members have to share regarding the first ten years.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 16, 2011 5:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 10 reasons for sticking to the early era...

Good one, guys...good job.

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Poster: A Pilgrim Date: Jan 16, 2011 4:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 10 reasons for sticking to the early era...

6. All killer and no filler.

7. PIGPEN!!!

8. Viola Lee Blues

9. 1/2/70 - 2/13/70 - 5/2/70

10. 1969

Throw this one in where ever you see fit. As a whole, the early era totally kicks the shit out of the other eras without breaking a sweat.